Katja is a fellow German friend of mine, who I already had the pleasure of doing maternity pictures during her first pregnancy for – naturally, I was excited to do it all over again this time around and big sister Lara was so much fun to have as part of the session. She seriously adored her mommy’s baby belly! We did a combination of indoor and outdoor shots at their home and I loved their idea of the “feet and shoes” picture!
Such a beautiful day it was when we headed out to do Jessica’s maternity pictures. The cherry trees were in full bloom so I just had to take advantage of that – doesn’t she look stunning?
These two are such a sweet couple. I was very excited when I learned that I’d also have the pleasure of photographing their little girl once she had made her arrival. I can’t wait to meet Baby Cora!
Heather’s maternity session was wonderful and so special – the couple already has a teenage daughter, who was such a big help and who was so incredibly excited about the arrival of her baby sister. Such a sweet family, this baby will be ever so loved and welcomed into a wonderful home. I will see baby Brooke not only for her newborn session but for all of her first-year-milestones as well.
I cannot believe how badly I’ve been neglecting my beloved blog! I had planned on keeping it going and updated through my baby break but I admit my heart wasn’t in it in the end and I decided to just wait until after baby Eliot was born before posting.
So here I am, and I’ve got TONS to catch up on. First off, can you say G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.? Momma-to-be Courtney and husband T.K. came to see me out at Leita Thompson Memorial Garden back in March. We had a lot of fun and I can’t help but wonder what people were thinking that saw us (me, the already very pregnant lady and Courtney, also visibly pregnant) :D
Anyway, here some of my many many favorite shots from this wonderful and fun maternity session:
I bet you can tell I am incredibly excited about baby Israel’s arrival, which is pretty much going to happen any day now! Can’t wait to see you guys again, Courtney and T.K., and meet your little man!
Hello and Happy New Year!
For my very last session of 2011, I had the pleasure of photographing my wonderful friend Patty, who is expecting her second son, along with her adorable husband Matt and firstborn Gabriel.
We headed out to beautiful White Oak Park in Dallas, GA – a park I absolutely love and adore and don’t really get to see very often anymore ever since moving to Cherokee County. All our fingers were crossed the weather would hold for us and while it was prrretty chilly out there, we had a beautiful sky, wonderfully diffused light and just enough of a breeze going to not make us uncomfortable. Here are some of my favorite shots from this lovely pregnancy slash family session:
I SO cannot wait to meet your newest little man! xo
For this session, I met Anna and her husband Michiyuki at Sweetwater Creek State Park down in Douglas County, GA and boy what a gorgeous location this turned out to be! I had never been there before and neither had Anna or her husband but since the two of them live about four hours away from me in South Georgia, we were sort of forced to find us a “half-way point”, which Sweetwater Creek happens to be. After looking at pictures online and reading about the different walking trails available to visitors, we agreed to give it a shot and I am so glad we did.
If you ever happen to find yourself in the middle of Georgia with time on your hands and in halfway decent shoes (flip flops are NOT recommended), go and check out this beautiful park – and make sure to bring mosquito spray, too ;)
Here some of my favorite shots from this wonderful and fun fall session with Anna and Michiyuki:
Thanks for letting me be your photographer for this wonderful and special session – I had so much fun with you! xo
When Brittany first contacted me about scheduling a maternity session, I knew I wanted to find us a somewhat special location. As you may or may not know, I am still sort of building my maternity portfolio and, having had 100% indoor as well as part indoor part outdoor sessions recently, I wanted to put a little twist on it. I scouted this amazingly beautiful area around Lake Acworth and B. said she was all for it so this is where we went. We had near perfect weather – not too sunny, not too cloudy and I was very happy with our results. Thanks for coming out and for being a wonderful trooper, Brittany, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy as well as your pictures ;)
Here are some of my favorites (notice the momma duck with her mini ducklings? SO cute, right? And SO fitting! LOL)
Wishing you all the best!
I was pretty excited about this session, not only because I am ALWAYS excited to do belly pictures, but because this was the very first time I would do a maternity session primarily outdoors. I was a little nervous as to whether I would get the poses right, whether the two of them would be ok with my rather frazzled way of going about things (I like to keep things spontaneous and most times really don’t have a 100% laid out plan as to what I’m going to shoot and how) and of course I was also anxious about the weather. Long story short, I was nervous. LOL
Turns out, none of my concerns were justified: The weather was absolutely phenomenal; not too much sun, not too cloudy – just right for my taste. The “posing” question pretty much vanished into thin air as soon as we got started because both Jim and Monica are such unbelievable naturals in front of the camera that I hardly had to waste a thought on what would look right and what wouldn’t. Seriously stunning. And they also took care of concern number three and my fear of seeming a little clueless as to the sequence of things: They went right along with it and made these 2 1/2 hours of constant shooting fly by like a walk in the park. Loved it!
Thank you both, Monica and Jim, for coming out and giving me the opportunity to be my frazzled self and still end up with (what I think) absolutely beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple and their super cute baby belly :) I can’t wait to see you again later this summer! (hint, hint)
Here’s a small glimpse into what we walked away with last Saturday: